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Here’s How You Can Contribute To The Taal Eruption Relief Efforts

If you want to donate and offer a helping hand to those affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano, here’s how you can do so

On the afternoon of Sunday, January 12, the previously asleep Taal Volcano rumbled to life and spewed out ash and steam in a phreatic eruption lasting until Sunday evening. Ash fall reached as far as Central Luzon, displacing residents closest to the volcano and affecting families as far as 100 kilometers away. While the ash fall in the metro has subsided, the volcano is still on Alert Level 4, which means a hazardous eruption within days is imminent. Batangueños are still in evacuation centers, with most of their homes, livestock, and livelihood covered in thick ashes. The entire province has also been placed under a state of calamity. If you’re looking to donate—whether money, in kind, or your time—below is a list you can refer to. 

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The Philippine Red Cross Cavite Chapter is looking for donations in kind: face masks, towels, bottled water, easy-open canned goods, cup noodles, biscuits, instant coffee satchets, cleaning materials, blankets and mattresses, hygiene kits. 

Unit 1, Contemprato Building, Sugar Road, Cityland, Carmona, Cavite. Contact Mr. Patrick Doloroso for inquiries at +63 925 555 6391

National College of Science and Technology Building at Barangay Burol 1, Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas, Cavite. Contact Mr. Gary Santos for inquiries at +63 905 474 4905. 

For inquiries, contact Ms. Marie Imperial at +63 915 790 5571.

The Provincial Government of Batangas is also in need of donations in kind.

Where: Provincial Sports Complex, Bolbok

PDRRMO Hotline: 043-786-0693 / 043-733-9350

For cash donations, contact Ms. Joy Montalbo, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Department Head, at +63 920 945 7654.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – Calabarzon needs volunteers to repack goods at 8 a.m. starting today, January 14. Where: DSWD Field Office IV-A Warehouse, Brgy. Gregoria de Jesus, GMA, Cavite (in front of the Barangay Hall), or National Resource Operations Center, Chapel Road, Pasay City

The Rotaract Clubs of Rotary International District 3800 needs donations in kind (N95 dust masks, usable clothes, blankets, slippers, food packs and water, flashlights and batteries, medicines, hygiene kits) until today, January 14.  Donations go to Rotaract Club of San Pedro and Rotaract Club of Taal – Lemery. Contact District Officers Julie Abante at 09457541148 and Christine Nicolas at 09772069811 for meetups.

Order of the Friars Minor - Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation is also in need of donations in kind (N95 dust masks, usable clothes, blankets, slippers, food packs and water, flashlights and batteries, medicines, hygiene kits).

Where: Drop-off points at Mother Barbara Micarelli Community, San Miguel, Sto. Tomas, 4234 Batangas, or St. Lawrence of Brindisi House, Tagaytay City, 4120

Mother Barbara Micarelli Community may be contacted at (043) 8778-2452 while the latter at +63 46 8413-1260  +63 46 8860-1419.

The Southern Tagalog Serve the People Corps are in need of volunteer assistance, donations in kind, and cash assistance.

Where: Drop-off points in collaboration with other organizations are at UPLB USC Office, UPLB AUPAEU at UPLB SU Canteen, Steward, Inc. Cabuyao Laguna, CVSU (Cavite Campuses), Aloysius Baez Educational Center (9039 Wheat St. Cor. Timothy St. Camella Homes, Banlic) Union of Theological Seminary, Dasmariñas Cavite and KLARA Cooperative Hall, Batangas Pie

Cash assistance may be deposited in the following accounts: GCash (09125985323); PayMaya (09125985323); BPI Family Savings Account, Casey Anne Cruz (6376274819); Landbank Account, Joecel G. Darm (SA 0506145139)

Southern Tagalog Serve the People Corps may be contacted on their Facebook page or through +63 90 8140-6733.

The Rotaract Club of San Pedro East 3820 is looking for donations in cash and kind (N95 dust masks, usable clothes, blankets and slippers, non-perishable food and water, flashlight and batteries, medicine, hygiene kits).

Where: The Laguna site is at the Fil-Em Building, #8 J. Luna Street, Poblacion, City of San Pedro, Laguna, while the Metro Manila site is at the Makati Rotary Club Foundation Inc. Building at Camia Street, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City.

For inquiries, you may contact Bhea Santiago for the Laguna site at 0906 823 7737 and Kash Gana for the Metro Manila site at 0916 373 2717.

Caritas Manila is in need of donations in cash or kind (rice, munggo, sugar, salt, pancit, malunggay, kalabasa, bihon, canned vegetables, dried fish, flashlights, rechargeable batteries, lamps, clean water, hygiene items, blankets and mosquito nets).

Where: Caritas Manila Office, 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila.

Online donations can be accessed via this link under the “Caritas Damayan Taal Volcano” campaign. Bank transactions may be deposited under the savings account name Caritas Manila, Inc. through BDO (5600-45905); BPI (3063-5357-01); Metrobank (175-3-17506954-3). (For dollar accounts, transactions may deposited through BDO (3064-0033-55) under swift code “BOPIPHMM” or PNP (10-856-660002-5) under swift code “PNBMPHMM”).

PETA Asia needs donations in kind (telescope, dog and cat food, face masks, leashes and collars).

Where: PETA Asia, Unit 706, Fedman Building, 199 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati

For questions, you may contact telephone number 8817-529.

JCI Philippines is looking for nebulizers, N95 masks, asthma medicine, and cash donations.

Where: JCI Philippines Headquarters, 14 Don A Roces Avenue, Quezon City

Cash donations can be sent to 2020 Junior Chamber International Phils, Inc.; Smart Checking Account No. 002018025076; Swift Code “BNORPHMM.”

The UP Office of the Student Regent is looking for donations in kind (face masks, mats, ready-to-eat food, water, clothes).

Where: UP Baguio, UP Diliman, UP Manila, UP Los Baños campuses

St. Scholastica’s College needs donations in kind (food, rice, drinking water, face masks, candles, flashlights, blankets, clothes, underwear, medicine, sleeping mats, towels, laundry detergents, toiletries).

Where: St. Scholastica's College, Manila Campus, 2560 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila 

For inquiries, contact Ms. Rebecca Marquez, coordinator at the Institutional Social Action Center, at 0917 506 0316.

The University of the Assumption is in need of canned food, biscuits, used clothes, toiletries, bottled water, blanket, mosquito nets, face masks

Where: Room 105, Galang Building, University of the Assumption campus, Unisite Subdivision, 1st Avenue, San Fernando, 2000 Pampanga

For inquiries, contact Kyla Alejandrino at 0935 467 4332 or Audrey Galura at 0927 134 1042.

The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute needs cash and check donations and donations in-kind (water, N95 masks, rice, canned goods, noodles, blankets, mats, toiletries).

Where: College of Medicine Lobby, DLSMHSI campus, Governor, D. Mangubat St, Avenue, Dasmariñas, 4114 Cavite

Cash donators may proceed to the BDO Aguinaldo Highway Branch and deposit under account name Hermano (San) Miguel Febres Cordero Medical Education Foundation, Inc. (4300244165)

Scan deposit slips and email them to and indicate “Calamity Fund Donation” in the subject field.

For inquiries, contact Effy Elmubarak at 0906 237 3231.

Lead photos via ABS-CBN News

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